Champions for Children: Meet Elyse Passmore

Dr Elyse Passmore is a biomedical engineer working in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital. The Good Friday Appeal proudly supports her research into artificial intelligence (AI). To recognise her work in the lead up to the appeal, we spoke to Elyse about how AI is making waves in the world of healthcare.

Ayla on road to health after nine-hour brain surgery

It took nine months of riding a merry-go-round of recurrent sickness and visits to doctors before the sinister ­secret growing at the back of Ayla’s brain was ­finally revealed. Click here to read her story.

Aliyana is a blooming marvel

Almost a year after being diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Aliyana hopes to start ticking things off her ever-growing “after cancer to-do list”. Click here to read her story.

Champions for Children: Meet Valerie Sung

Associate Professor Valerie Sung has worked at the RCH as a junior doctor since 2001, and as a general paediatrician since 2010. She has a passion for caring for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Her research on childhood hearing loss is proudly supported by the Good Friday Appeal.

We met Zaeden for World Social Work Day

Each year on the third Tuesday of March, the RCH celebrates World Social Work Day to highlight the achievements of social workers, raise the visibility of social work services, and to promote the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, and the wider community.  

Mikayla raises awareness about rare diseases

Epilepsy is one of the most common and well-known neurological disorders out there, affecting one in approximately 200 children. However, what many people may not know about the condition is that there are multiple types of Epilepsy, and some are incredibly rare—just ask four-year old Mikayla.